Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlates of weight concern across the life-span. Method: Questionnaires assessing weight concern, self-esteem, and feminist attitudes were completed in their homes by 180 women aged between 18 and 60 years. Results: It was found that there was a negative relationship between weight concern and self-esteem for 30 to 49- year-old women, but not for younger or older women. A similar pattern held for feminist attitudes. Among 30 to 49-year-old women, a strong feminist orientation related to a lesser concern with weight. Discussion: It was concluded that the meaning and experience of body weight and size change across the life-span.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Eating Disorders|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1999|
- Feminist attitudes
- Weight concern